Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual cherry blossom festival, celebrates Japanese culture with a rich program of events. Photo courtesy of BBG
Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual cherry blossom festival, celebrates Japanese culture with a rich program of events. Photo courtesy of BBG

Spring Festivals, Fairs, and Carnivals in April for NYC Kids

New York City's spring outdoor festival season kicks off this April with more than a dozen fun and mostly FREE fairs, festivals, parades, and carnivals. Of course, it helps that April not only brings showers - it also brings Easter, Earth Day and Arbor Day! Some annual Mommy Poppins favorites take place too, including Car-Free Earth Day, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival, the Queens County Farm Museum's Children's Carnival, and Staten Island's St. George Day celebration.

These events aren't just fun, they also foster community spirit by bringing folks together. Many fairs include old-fashioned games, eco-activities, homemade treats, and live performances. Here's your guide to the awesome NYC fairs, carnivals, and festivals happening for families this April.

Click through to our listings for all the details, including address, time, and recommended ages.


The Anderson School
100 West 77th Street
New York, NY 10023

Juniper Valley Park
Juniper Boulevard South and 80th St
Queens, NY

Heather Garden, Fort Tryon Park
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft. Washington Ave.
New York, NY

Irving Square Park
Wilson Ave., Knickerbocker Ave., bet. Halsey St. and Weirfield St.
Brooklyn, NY

Easter Parade Route
FIfth Avenue between 49th and 57th Streets
New York, NY 10022

St. Ann's Church
157 Montague St Between Henry and Clinton
Brooklyn, NY

Harlem Grown
118 W 134th Street
New York, NY 10030

Forest Park
Metropolitan Avenue and Forest Park Drive
Queens, NY

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Queens, NY

Morris-Jumel Mansion
65 Jumel Terrace
New York, NY 10032

Carnegie Hall
Resnick Education Wing 881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Main Street Terrace
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Union Square
14th Street
New York, NY

Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY

Prospect Park Audubon Center - ONLINE
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Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue Ecology Building
Bronx, NY

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Tompkinsville Park
Bay St., Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10301

Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY
Dino Fest at Home
- 9:30 AM Pick
Thursday Afternoon Family Fun
Rockefeller Park - 3:00 PM Pick
Farm Tour for Kids at The Battery Urban Farm
The Battery Urban Farm - 4:30 PM Pick
The Met Reopens
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides